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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Hamilton County Sheriff's
Office is continuing their efforts to try and stop the revolving door at the
jail while working within the constraints of a limited housing facility.
"You can come in here and
find out, see for yourself that we're absolutely working with minimum officers
and maximum inmates," Major Charmaine McGuffey told FOX19. "We have limited
physical monitors, we have limited physical space. So I can say we're doing the
absolute best we can."
Now that the sheriff's office
is booking every inmate instead of releasing them, there is less room to keep
people who have been sentenced.
"If we had enough space
obviously we could keep everybody, but we don't," she said.
McGuffey says in the last
four months, 1,700 people who would have normally walked right back out the door
have been held and forced to face a judge.
"We allow the judges to now
see everybody," she explained. "On the catch and release we were choosing who
goes out. It gives them so much more power, which they should have, that's
where the decision needs to be made, on the judicial level of who gets out of
jail, who gets a bond."
She argues it is safer to
release someone who has spent time in jail, been evaluated by medical and psych
staff, and seen a judge.
"It is a much safer
community," she argued. "Are we going to have instances where we look back and
say in hindsight that ‘Gee that wouldn't have been a good guy to release'. I
think that happens everywhere."
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